Watch: 11-Minute Look at Evolution of The Dark Knight in Cinema

February 9, 2015


While fans are patiently waiting to see any footage from the anticipated Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, let's not forget that there's a whole cinematic history of Batman that we can still watch in the meantime. And if you're not in the mood to go back and watch every movie that The Dark Knight has been given (a couple of them are pretty terrible), thankfully Jacob T. Swinney from 35MM has put together an 11-minute examination looking at the evolution of Batman on the big screen. The video does begin with the TV series incarnation starring Adam West, but that's only because he got his own movie too. Watch below!

Here's The Evolution of Batman in Cinema from 35MM (via The Playlist):

Even though the Batman movies are contemporary enough for us to be pretty familiar with this, seeing them examined in this fashion gives some new perspective as to how the hero has changed and been adapted over the years for difference audiences. Also, I'm glad to see that Batman: Mask of the Phantasm was included in this examination since that was a big screen release in the 90s. Now we just have to see how The Caped Crusader continues to evolve with Ben Affleck playing the hero in his first big screen meeting with Superman as Warner Bros. attempts to build their DC Comics cinematic universe for fans to feast upon.

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Reader Feedback - 4 Comments


So basically, 90's Batman falls through a lot of skylights?

TheOct8pus on Feb 10, 2015


The instant Batman Begins hit the video, I heard myself mutter Thank God.

ragethorn on Feb 10, 2015


After watching TDK I thought the new interpretation of modern Batman is perfect. But the more I watch all those comparisons I realize I was wrong... All in all, in my opinion the one and only Batman is the one created by Tim Burton played by Michael Keaton.

Szkari on Feb 10, 2015


Good gravy I love Batman! Haha...I miss watching those Nolan films with fresh eyes.

DAVIDPD on Feb 12, 2015

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